800 days of Hindi

I’m not one of those people who baked all the things and learned all the things and got super productive during quarantine. I just deleted social media apps from my phone and was able to keep my streak on duolingo so that I went from total beginner to roughly intermediate in Hindi. In my twentiesContinue reading “800 days of Hindi”


This post was not planned to turn out like this. The plan was to take a few excerpts and publish the audio snippets. But, to remember my favorite parts I read it again. When I started writing the first draft of this post (months ago) my rating for the book on Goodreads was 4 stars.Continue reading “Siddhartha”


Henry David Thoreau’s classic book Walden is one of my favorite books. I love when serious books still have fun parts sprinkled here and there. “We are in great haste to construct a magnetic telegraph from Maine to Texas; but Maine and Texas, it may be, have nothing important to communicate… We are eager toContinue reading “Walden”

Three Men on the Bummel

  Jerome’s book after “Three Men in a Boat” follows the same English friends, this time on a bicycle trip through Germany. Their prejudices and lack of linguistic skills make for some hilarious encounters. Clean British humour. You can find the book in different formats on the Gutenberg website. Here an excerpt in English andContinue reading “Three Men on the Bummel”